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Old 10-24-2012, 01:20 AM   #1801
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these videos make me crazy. If I was next to those assholes and one of them that was doing a wheelie went OVER THE SIDE OF THE BRIDGE I would have to stop whatever vehicle I was driving and try to stop laughing. They endanger everyone on the road and cause nothing but problems for every other rider. They should be in jail.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:23 AM   #1802
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There are idiots on every brand.

This thread is about the company not the riders anyway.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:45 AM   #1803
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I havent read all of this thread, but:

To whoever suggested Harley could make dirtbikes which would not conflict with their current market, I agree 100% and have wondered this myself. Most Harley riders get snobby when I mention I own a Bandit, but the few ive spoke with about my DR immediately become friendly when they find out its a dirtbike (well, thats what I tell them, haha).

Also, I agree with the idea that Harley has an identity crisis- they have to sell the culture and introducing an HD sportbike would kill their image. Im sure many in this thread have come up with ideas how they could do this, but it seems tough to me. Maybe they will just wait until their demographic is dying off, then do one huge hail mary attempt to get established in the sportbike world?

Fascinating thread...
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:42 AM   #1804
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What is Harley doing???

How about dealers that don't actually sell motorcycles.

the Cherohala Harley "dealer"



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It's basically a T shirt shop. I'm pretty sure the Harley "dealers in Cherokee and near Deal's Gap are the same but I haven't been in them.

They did have one old Harley on display.

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Old 10-24-2012, 04:45 AM   #1805
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Whatever. They just don't do sport bikes. Why does that matter? Why do they need to "get into" other markets? They are doing just fine with cruisers.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:45 AM   #1806
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I can hardly wait until we start seeing videos of beemerdorks doing standup wheelies on busy freeways....on a bridge! It has to happen sometime.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:53 AM   #1807
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I can hardly wait until we start seeing videos of beemerdorks doing standup wheelies on busy freeways....on a bridge! It has to happen sometime.
Wonder if my Airhead will do all that???
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:57 AM   #1808
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Wonder if my Airhead will do all that???
If a harley can do it, an airhead can too. Go gadget go.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:22 PM   #1809
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Sales reports through the first 3 quarters of 2012.... http://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...175379331.html

"Retail Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Sales
Through nine months, retail sales of new Harley-Davidson motorcycles grew 6.0 percent overall, 6.2 percent in the U.S. and 5.4 percent internationally compared to the year-ago period."


Like it or not, HD and their demographic, isnt going away anytime in the near future.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:33 AM   #1810
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I'm still a bit chapped about how they did Erik Buell. Poor guy can't even use his name anymore.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:42 AM   #1811
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I thought he was selling race bikes under his name?
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:52 AM   #1812
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I thought he was selling race bikes under his name?
Well, yeah, Erik Buell Racing. It's just that H-D owns and won't let go of the "Buell" name. At least, that's the way I understand it.

But, on the other hand, he can do whatever he wants now without H-D getting involved.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:52 AM   #1813
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Well, yeah, Erik Buell Racing. It's just that H-D owns and won't let go of the "Buell" name. At least, that's the way I understand it.

But, on the other hand, he can do whatever he wants now without H-D getting involved.
Yeah, I keep hoping he'll get involved with motus.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:06 PM   #1814
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Yeah, I keep hoping he'll get involved with motus.
Why? Do you want him to fail?
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:56 PM   #1815
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Why? Do you want him to fail?
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The Motus project is... interesting. Even if price were no object, I don't think I'd ever want one.
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